The centre’s design is based on a form of self-sufficient building known as an earthship, which was pioneered in New Mexico 25 years ago. Anthony Thistleton-Smith, of architects Waugh Thistleton, said the original design was geared towards the climate in New Mexico and it didn’t work in Britain. “We want to develop it more appropriately for the UK climate and make it look more modern,” he said. “This will be great for Newstead but will also have a bigger benefit in creating a new building type. We are trying to save the planet in small steps.”
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